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Hy-Vee, Historic Valley Junction Foundation to Host Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at the Valley Junction Farmers' Markets

May 4, 2021 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 4, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that in partnership with the Historic Valley Junction Foundation, it will host a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Valley Junction Farmers’ Markets in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The first clinic will be Thursday, May 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment will be required. Individuals will be able to choose between the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech is available for individuals 16 years of age and older and requires two doses, and the Janssen vaccine is available for individuals 18 years of age and older and requires only one dose. Individuals who receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can receive their second dose of the vaccine at their local Hy-Vee Pharmacy 21 days after their first dose.

It is recommended (but not required) that vaccine recipients bring the following to their vaccination: insurance card (if they have insurance) and Medicare Part B red, white and blue card (if Medicare recipient); and photo ID. Masks are required. If individuals do not have insurance, they can still be vaccinated.

Additional COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics are scheduled during the following farmers’ markets:
•    Thursday, May 13
•    Thursday, May 20
•    Thursday, May 27
•    Thursday, June 3
•    Thursday, June 10

This is Valley Junction’s 33rd year of hosting its farmers’ market. 

“The pharmacy team at Grand Avenue Hy-Vee has done an amazing job preparing for these clinics, and we are looking forward to providing greater vaccine access for our West Des Moines community,” said Angie Nelson, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness for Hy-Vee. 

“After an incredible year where the pandemic has tested our local small businesses in extraordinary ways, we are thrilled with Hy-Vee’s efforts to help protect our community and bring this pandemic to a close,” said Matt Hauge, executive director of the Historic Valley Junction Foundation. 

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit  

WHAT:     Hy-Vee Hosts First COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic at the Valley Junction Farmers’                          Market 

WHEN:    4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                  Thursday, May 6

WHERE:  Railroad Park (located in the Valley Junction district)
                   425 Railroad Ave.
                   West Des Moines, IA 50265


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 88,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

Historic Valley Junction is the gathering place that is the heart and soul of West Des Moines—a delightful mix of old and new, bridging generations with unique shops, vibrant events, and a walkable hometown feel.  The Historic Valley Junction Foundation’s mission is to inspire and enhance the evolution of the original West Des Moines downtown district by preserving and sharing our history, attracting and supporting small businesses, and engaging and connecting the community. Learn more about our efforts at